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Checking Out (2005)

 -  Comedy  -  19 December 2006 (USA)
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A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

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Morris Applebaum
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Flo Applebaum
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Ted Applebaum
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Barry Apple(baum)
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Dr. Sheldon Henning (as Jeffrey Sams)
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Rhonda Apple
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Jason Apple
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Manuel
Alex Datcher ...
Raphaella
David Bowe ...
Allen
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Foyt
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Luis
Galen Yuen ...
Foreman
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Dan
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A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual material and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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19 December 2006 (USA)  »

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Applebaums großer Auftritt  »

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Peter Falk was 78 when he played the 90 year old Morris, who plans to commit suicide. Falk himself died of Alzheimer's at age 83. See more »

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Ted Applebaum: Ah, you want me to take Viagra, eh. Ah! It would be like raising a new flagpole on a condemned building.
Flo Applebaum: I heard that.
Ted Applebaum: And you'll steal it.
Flo Applebaum: Why not, you did.
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Funny, poignant, marvelously acted, real-life story of a unique quirky family
17 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was a rare treat to see "Checking Out". I was touched by the characters, laughed a lot at the wonderful script, and was deeply moved by the genuine emotions magnificently portrayed by this ensemble cast and especially by Peter Falk. In fact, one of his scenes in the kitchen of his apartment with his children where he tells of his experience of his life, his deep love for his wife and his decisions about his life going forward is so profoundly real that it is at the highest level of the best Academy Award-winning performances. He is a consummate actor who out-did himself in this film. The screenwriter offers a combination of literary knowledge, timing, a gift for dialogue and hilarious situations that had me laughing out loud in the theater. I highly recommend "Checking Out" to everyone wanting to enjoy quality storytelling superbly acted.


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